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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: April 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - April 26

As of 2 p.m. April 26, the Garland Health Department (GHD) is reporting 323 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents, as well as 10 deaths (see statistics on the Disease Information page):

So far, 135 Garland cases have recovered, meaning at least seven days have passed since symptom onset and the patient has been fever free with respiratory symptom improvement for 72 hours without medication. The City will update our posted case numbers each afternoon after 2 p.m. Check the Dallas County website for county-wide updates.

Various drive-thru testing sites are available in north Texas, please check the State Health Services website for a location map and other important information.  

On April 17, Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order authorizing the re-opening of retail businesses across Texas effective Friday, April 24. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offers guidance for business on how to re-open safely for both employees and customers.

The City of Garland’s ordinance regarding Shelter-in-Place is consistent with the most current Dallas County order, which is currently in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2020. See the latest orders and declarations from the State of Texas and Dallas County

Additional information is available on the Garland Health Department COVID Update page. The status of various City functions is updated on the City Service Updates page.

A list of useful resources are available on the COVID Links page. Frequently asked questions specific to Garland are available on the COVID FAQs page.

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